What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic Medicine is a complementary addition to your current healthcare system. Naturopathic Doctors work in collaboration with YOU and other healthcare providers to look at the human body as a whole working system. Collaboration is the key to optimal health. Naturopathic Medicine differentiates itself from the general health care system by identifying and healing the root cause of a given health problem as opposed to focusing on the most prevalent or recent symptom. Naturopathic Doctors use natural and scientific approaches to improve biochemical and physiological imbalances. They are trained in common medical diagnoses as well as eastern medicine equivalents. Along with treating specific conditions, they also emphasize illness prevention, healthy diets, and healthy lifestyles. Naturopathic doctors provide individualized care and understand that what may work for one individual may not work for another. The most important person in an appointment is YOU. A Naturopathic Doctor is there to help guide you through your healing journey.
Is it Covered by My Health Plan?
The cost of naturopathic services and products are partially or fully covered by many extended health plans.
Is Naturopathic Medicine for Me?
The foundation of every healthcare plan is diet and lifestyle changes. You and your doctor will plan together to ensure your goals are realistic and attainable. Depending on your condition or desired outcome, your doctor will work with you to create an individualized treatment protocol, which could include specific supplementation of vitamins, minerals, plants, herbs or physical therapies. Your Naturopathic Doctor may also recommend a more integrative approach and refer you for additional treatments from a Medical Doctor, physiotherapist, chiropractor, acupuncturist, etc. The goal of the treatment plan is to be as sustainable and manageable as possible.